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Old April 13th, 2012, 17:19   #38
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Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 View Post
See post 25 & 26 in this thread.
Yeah I read that, but I can't tell them 'you do it through a hole', I would need to give clearer instructions than that! :-)

Now these guys have a great deal of experience with VAG gearboxes (and 6th gear conversion kits), but I have absolutely none, which means that for me it's not easy to explain to them without help. Hence why I was asking about instructions :-)

Originally Posted by john.jackson9213 View Post
Placed my order for the kit this morning.

A .59 6th gear will be a bit longer than the .622 5th I am running now. should be nice with the stock .756 ratio for 5th gear. Fills in that hole I have now from 4th to 5th (.622).

Will post more as this progresses.
This sounds like a really good idea ... since I'd like a 6th gear which is as long as possible, the 0.59 ratio would work as a perfect 'overdrive' for motorway cruising. There would be quite a big gap between my 5th (the standard 0.75) and 6th, but that's OK.

Originally Posted by EuroTuning View Post
Diagram of John's gearbox:

My 1st to 5th gear ratios are as above, but since my wheels etc are different diameter, these result in different speeds. So 60mph = 2205rpm for me currently in 5th. A 0.59 6th would be around 1734 at 60mph, or 2600 at 90mph.

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Last edited by MikeMars; April 13th, 2012 at 17:51.
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